RapidVet®-H IC Feline Blood Typing System, based on immuno-chromatographic (lateral flow) technology, is the first such system to present a positive result as a red line on a white background thus making it very easy to read.  The system consists of a compact test device containing three membranes, and is dependent upon the use of a microtube containing pre-measured diluent specific for this feline testing and a special buffer to facilitate movement of the red cells along the membranes.

Each of the membranes contains, in a sharply defined area, a substance that captures red blood cells under only one set of conditions. The membranes intersect under a round sample port. Fluids added to the sample port are transported by capillary action along each of the membranes to points distant from the sample port and separate from each other. A viewing window exists over each of the three defined areas.

The test requires a sample of feline whole blood.  (Packed red cells diluted 1:1 with saline can also be used.)   The sample is put into the prefilled microtube for proper dilution and dropped by pipette into the round sample port on the device.  The special buffer is then dropped into the port to aid red cell migration along the three membranes.

The membrane under the viewing window labeled “Control” contains a substance that captures all cells.  This window should display a red horizontal line to indicate the test has performed properly.

A monoclonal antibody for feline Type A red blood cells contained in the second membrane, captures red blood cells corresponding to that blood type under the viewing window labeled “Type A”.  The third membrane contains a monoclonal antibody for feline Type B cells and captures red blood cells corresponding to that type under the “Type B” viewing window.

Results are obtained in 5-10 minutes.  A result is represented by a red vertical line on a white background.

RapidVet®-H IC Feline test utilizes immuno-chromatographic technology. Uses patient whole blood. (Packed red cells diluted 1:1 with saline can also be used.)  Results are obtained in 5-10 minutes.  Easy-to-use, compact device shows results as a red line on a white background for easy interpretation.

For use with feline species

Kits contain: Test devices in sealed pouch, pipettes, pre-filled microtubes, dropper bottle with special buffer, package insert and report cards.
Storage: Room temperature. Do not freeze.

Shelf Life: 24 months

Available As: 5 test kit
10 test kit

(Cat# HFIC05)
(Cat# HFIC10)